Jagmeet Singh on verge of making history as he heads into key by-election
By Barfi Culture Team
25th February 2019

The New Democrat Party and Canada itself stand on the cusp of making history tonight.

Just outside of Vancouver, the riding (a.k.a. constituency) of Burnaby-South votes today and it is a seat NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to win. Singh has been leader since October 2017 but did not have a seat in Parliament.

The election could have huge implications.

If he wins, Jagmeet Singh will be the first non-white leader of a political party to sit in the Canadian Parliament.

The seat will give him the platform to make speeches in Parliament, put him in the corridors of power and bring him closer to his own MPs. It will also ease fears about Singh's leadership of the party.

But if he loses it could be a big setback. It would reignite fears the NDP leader is unable to connect with voters. The NDP has been meandering in national polling lately.

Polling stations in Burnaby South will close at 7pm.

The results will be out tomorrow morning.

CBC report

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